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In this 12-hour course, students will learn the principles of dyeing fabric and yarn with beautiful colors using only natural dyes. Students will also learn how to obtain different shades of color from the same dye. Questions like “what is a dye”, “where can I find dyes in Nature”, “what is a mordant” will be addressed and a brief

$300
+3000 pts
Sa.Su.   Nov 8th - Nov 9th, 11am
All levels

In this morning class, students will learn the basics of shibori resist techniques, as well as how to dye their samples. Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, stitching, binding and knotting the fabric previously to dyeing to create beautiful and well defined patterns.All materials for sample making an

$150
+1500 pts
T.Th.   Sep 9th - Sep 11th, 10:30am
All levels

Students will learn all the basics of Sashiko stitchingg, a traditional Japanese functional embroidery/stitching technique, which was used for mending and reinforce fabric. Through the use of mainly running stitch, with different lengths and alignments, an amazing array of patterns can be achieved. All materials for sample making and lear

$150
+1500 pts
M.W.   Nov 10th - Nov 12th, 10:30am
All levels

You will learn cast on, knit stitch, knitting in the round, cast off. In this class you complete the entire hat.Materials (all materials included in class fee):Big Loop Yarn Mini - 100% merino, 10 oz, approx. 40 yardsSize 36 (25 mm) circular 24'' knitting needlesLoopy Mango tote bag

$116
+1160 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 12pm
Beginner
Tuesday August 26 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $116
Thursday August 28 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $116
Wednesday September 3 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $116
Monday September 8 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $116
Tuesday September 9 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $116
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In this class you complete the entire scarf. You will learn the knitting techniques of cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Materials (all materials included in class fee):Big Loop Yarn Mini - 100% merino, 13 oz, approx. 40 yardsSize 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needlesLoopy Mango tote bag

$160
+1600 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 5pm
Beginner
Tuesday August 26 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $160
Thursday August 28 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $160
Wednesday September 3 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $160
Monday September 8 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $160
Tuesday September 9 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $160
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In this class you complete at least half of the blanket. You will learn enough skills to be able to continue knitting on your own so a second session is not necessary. This class is for absolute beginners or beginners.Materials:Big Loop Yarn - 100% merino, 40 oz, approx.130 yardsSize 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needlesLoopy Mango canvas tote bag

$280
+2800 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 5pm
Beginner
Tuesday August 26 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $280
Thursday August 28 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $280
Wednesday September 3 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $280
Monday September 8 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $280
Tuesday September 9 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $280
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Redwork is a classic hand embroidery technique using simple outline stitches. Learn several methods of transferring designs, and the basic stitches. It's a perfect takealong project for summer. (PS: No, it doesn't have to be red.) Open to all levels. This is a hands-on class.Note: Supplies are not included on the fee. Upon registration, you will r

$50
+500 pts
F.   Oct 3rd, 12pm
All levels

In this 4 week course, which combines our Knitting 1 and Knitting 2 classes with a session on fixing mistakes and trouble shooting, you will acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills you need to be a successful knitter. No previous experience is necessary. In this course you will learn: casting on, the knit and purl stitches, binding off, basi

$100
+1000 pts
T.   Sep 23rd - Oct 14th, 6pm
Beginner
Tuesday September 23 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $100
Monday November 3 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $100
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Learn some invaluable skills for breaking down simple to complex pattern instructions into understandable terms. Conquer the sometimes maze-like construction of written crochet patterns! We will look at a number of different crochet lines at various levels to start to make sense of some more daunting instructions. Finally, you will start to find th

$55
+550 pts
M.   Sep 22nd, 5pm
All levels
Monday September 22 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Friday November 14 11am - 2pm 1 Session $55
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Make your projects the right size every time when you unravel the mystery of gauge. Not only will you gain a better understanding of how patterns use gauge, but how you can manipulate it to get a perfect fit. We will learn gauge basics to start, and then explore some simple gauge alterations to patterns. An essential step to mastering pattern readi

$55
+550 pts
M.   Sep 29th, 12pm
All levels

In this technique workshop you'll learn the Italian or tubular cast on, which is often used for double knitting, brioche and ribbed edges. We'll go over how to adjust for K2P2 rib, knit a bit and then learn the tubular bind off for use with those toe up socks! Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.Materials:Yarn: for cl

$50
+500 pts
Th.   Nov 13th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn how varying the place where you insert your hook can create a great variety of stitch patterns and textures. We’ll start with variations on the basic stitches and see how small changes can make a big difference in the look of your fabric. Then we’ll move on to fancier stitches for more decorative effects. Discover the possibilities and ge

$50
+500 pts
F.   Nov 21st, 12pm
Intermediate

Students will learn this 350 year old Japanese hand needlework technique using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid, background fabric. Sashiko can be used in quilts, clothing or home furnishings. It is easy, fun and relaxing. Note: Unless noted, supplies are not included in the fee. A supply list will be e-mailed to

$45
+450 pts
Th.   Dec 18th, 12pm
All levels
Thursday December 18 12pm - 3pm 1 Session $45
Thursday December 18 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
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Arm knitting is a great way to learn the basics of knitting and when you're ready to "downsize" to knitting needles it will all be so easy! Once you get the hang of Arm Knitting, within one hour you can make a great scarf, cowl, infinity scarf or if you're looking to get fancy, make a nice little throw for your couch. You are going to be an Arm Kni

$20
+200 pts
W.   Sep 10th, 6pm
All levels
Wednesday September 10 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $20
Sunday October 19 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $20
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In this class we will learn to decipher commonly used abbreviations and symbols and how to recognize unique design specific instructions. Knitting patterns often seem to be written in a different language or even a secret code! After this class you will understand the structure of knitting patterns, what schematic diagrams are and how to use them.

$55
+550 pts
T.   Oct 21st, 5pm
Intermediate

Enhance your crochet skills by learning how to add more color to your piece. We will be covering everything from simple stripes to color chart reading, different joining methods and an introduction to intarsia. After trying this sampler of colorwork techniques, your projects can be enhanced with multiple color patterns and you will be ready to take

$60
+600 pts
M.   Nov 17th, 5pm
Intermediate

Always wanted to know how to sew but have been afraid to try? This is the perfect class for you. In this after workshop, students will get introduced to sewing on a sewing machine, through constructing a fully reversible tote bag. The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skil

$75
+750 pts
T.   Oct 7th, 6:30pm
All levels

In this 12-hour course, students will learn the principles of handweaving on a 4 harness floor loom, including how to wind your own warp, dress the loom, and explore basic weave structures— plain weave, basket weave, ribs and twills. Students will also learn how to weave cloth on a floor loom. All materials for sample making and learnin

$300
+3000 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Sep 30th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday September 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $300
Saturday October 11 11am - 5pm 2 Sessions $300
Saturday October 25 11am - 5pm 2 Sessions $300
Tuesday November 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $300
Saturday December 6 11am - 5pm 2 Sessions $300
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In this class, students will learn the basics of Machine Knitting on their own individual machine. They will learn the cast on process, how to get a finished edge, how to increase and decrease, and garment finishing. Everyone will walk away with a simple pullover sweater made up of rectangles and one triangle! No experience necessary. Our classes a

$300
+3000 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 1st, 6:30pm
Beginner
Wednesday September 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $300
Saturday October 4 11am - 2pm 4 Sessions $300
Saturday November 1 11am - 5pm 2 Sessions $300
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In this workshop, you will learn traditional embroidery stitches as well as develop your own way of drawing with thread. This class introduces you to a variety of ways of creating lines and textures on cloth and image transferring techniques. Students will leave with their first embroidery sampler and an embroidery hoop to continue practicing.The A

$75
+750 pts
Th.   Sep 11th, 6:30pm
All levels
Need help finding a class? Call 212-729-4088 or email [email protected]